The Ballinger Law Firm had a rule: no one could dip their pens in the office ink. It wasn’t a problem until Gemma Marshall joined the firm. Less than a year later, Mark Ballinger’s corpse is found on his office floor after a night when he'd fought with his brother, Jed, who is discovered passed out on his office sofa. Did Jed kill his brother to win the tender battle he never meant to fight? More
Frolicking with the forbidden can be deadly.
Jed Ballinger fell for his newest associate, Gemma Marshall, putting him in danger of violating a rule of his family's law firm - Never Dip Your Pen In The Office Ink. Worse, Jed's younger brother Mark wanted Gemma too. Despite Jed being the designated damsel delighter for The Esquire Club, a group of dedicated bachelor lawyers, despite his brother's interest in her and despite that rule, Gemma was the one lady Jed couldn't walk away from - until Mark was murdered in his office, holding a picture of a partially nude Gemma. But Jed may have walked away too late.
On one fateful night, Gemma discovered Jed entangled in his office with another woman and Jed fought with Mark before passing out on his office sofa. And sometime that night, Mark was murdered. The police think Jed killed Mark to win the tender battle and they charge him with the crime. Will a jury agree? Can Gemma explain those naked photos? Even if she does, can she ever forgive Jed for his betrayal?